Virat Kohli likely to miss last two Tests, BCCI may send Rohit Sharma after the IPL Final

Ind vs Aus 2020-21: Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli likely to miss the final two Tests. Also, BCCI may send Rohit Sharma with the team on November 11 after the big IPL Final, says by Reports.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 08, 2020 17:57 IST
Virat Kohli likely to miss last two Tests, BCCI may send Rohit Sharma after the IPL Final
India tour of Australia, Kohli misses last two tests

IND vs AUS: India cricket team will touring Australia after the completion of the ongoing tournament i.e. Indian Premier League (Dream11 IPL 2020) for three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests. While the ODI's and T20's will be held in November, and Test matches will begin from the mid of December. Virat Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma is due to give birth to the couple's first child in early January which might force the Indian as well as RCB skipper Run machine Kohli to leave the series in between. However, an official statement from the BCCI is still awaited on both of the players when India touring Australia.

India had the last win the Test series in Australia in 2018 when Kohli's Men in Blue thrashed the Aussies by 2-1. However, India's chances to defend the Border-Gavaskar Trophy have been little underwhelmed as skipper Virat Kohli might skip for the last two Tests of the much-awaited four-match Test series.

Moreover, it is expected that the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) might send Rohit Sharma, who has reportedly suffered a hamstring injury, with the Indian team to Australia on November 11. If required, the Indian team might rest 'Hitman' Rohit Sharma for the ODI's which starting from November 27, 2020, and he can come back during the T20I series. We all hopes for that he could be fully fit for the five-day cricket.

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India will tour Australia later this year and play three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests. The ODIs will begin from November 27 and continue till December 1. The T20Is will be played from December 4 to December 8. The Test series will begin from December 17 and continue till January 19. It is expected that the first Test in Adelaide will be a pink-ball match.

"A decision will be taken soon in this regard. It's only fair that Rohit stays with the team and does his strength and conditioning work under physio Nitin Patel and trainer Nick Webb. Let's see how it goes," PTI quoted the BCCI source as saying.

"Look, in normal times, he could have flown back for the birth of his firstborn, missed a Test and played the final one in Brisbane. However, if the 14-day quarantine is still in place, it will be difficult to go and come back again," the source added.

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